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US$655.1 Million In Export Earnings Between January And May

Jamaica generated export earnings of US$655.1 million between January and May 2021, representing a 24.6 percent increase over the US$525.7 million for the corresponding period last year. The information is contained in a statement from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) on Tuesday (September 14). The entity indicated that the top-five destinations for Jamaican exports, during the review period were: […]

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Another Newborn Baby Among 733 New COVID-19 Cases In Jamaica

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Jamaica with the latest number put at 733 which includes a newborn baby. The cases were confirmed from 1,760 samples at the beginning of the week, resulting in a positivity rate of 39.8 percent. Some 80,406 people have been infected with COVID-19 in Jamaica since the onset of the virus in March last year. […]

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Great Economic Potential Between CARICOM And Africa – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has highlighted the need for the strengthening of engagement between CARICOM and the African continent, noting that “great economic potential” exists between the regions. The Prime Minister, who was addressing the inaugural CARICOM-African Summit, held virtually on Tuesday (September 7), noted that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) serves as an enabling […]

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Cruise Ships Still Sails To Jamaica

The Carnival Sunrise cruise ship is the latest to arrive in Ocho Rios with approximately 1,700 cruise passengers onboard. Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, stated that “this will be the third cruise ship arrival following the reopening of cruise tourism in August 2021.  The schedule for the cruise season had been agreed on with Carnival Cruise Line prior to the […]

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Appointment Of New Permanent Representative To New York

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, has announced the appointment of Mr. Brian Wallace as Jamaica’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Mr. Wallace succeeds Ambassador E. Courtenay Rattray who demitted office in May 2021 to take up an assignment at the United Nations. A lawyer by profession, Mr. Wallace has considerable experience in […]

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Jamaica: Over 2,000 Tourism Workers Vaccinated In First Three Days Of Vaccination Drive

Well over 2,000 tourism workers have been vaccinated using one of three vaccines made available to them at a number of strategic blitz sites organized by the new Tourism Vaccination Task Force, in its first three days of major activities. The Task Force, which was established to facilitate the vaccination of all tourism workers island-wide, has organized a series of […]

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Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Count Continues Upward Trend

The Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported 26 new deaths associated with COVID-19. This brings overall deaths since the start of the pandemic in Jamaica to 1,619. There were also 687 new confirmed cases on Saturday, pushing the overall tally to 71,344. St. Elizabeth accounted for the highest number of deaths in the new report, with nine. Westmoreland and […]

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Dr. Chang — “Cybercrime Is A Clear And Present Danger”

In a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) report, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, noted that the Government is committed to improving the national and regional cybersecurity resilience and response. “Cybercrime is a clear and present danger to every country in the region. This is the new frontier of national and regional security resilience, and an […]

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More Jamaicans Get Vaccinated Amid A Rise In COVID-19 Cases

More than 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Jamaica since the inoculation program started in March. Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton said Jamaica is on track to meet the target of 700,000 vaccinations by the end of September. Meanwhile, the country hit a new record high for COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period on the weekend. […]

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Jamaica — 12.9 Percent Growth In Economy For April To June Quarter

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is estimating the economy grew by 12.9 percent in the April to June quarter compared to the corresponding period last year. PIOJ Director General Dr. Wayne Henry on Thursday reported that growth was spurred by increased demand for Jamaican goods and services due to the relaxation of COVID-19 containment measures and the start of […]